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John M Eccles

John M Eccles

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce / Separation, Child Custody, Child Abuse, Child Support

John Eccles

About Me

I am an attorney practicing primarily in Family Court in Clark County, Nevada.  I am also licensed before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and The District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)


I am an author and presenter at National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education seminars on issues related to Family Law in Clark County, Nevada.  


I sit as a pro tem hearing master in Juvenile Delinquency and Domestic Violence Courts in Clark County, Nevada.


I have received a BV rating from - the highest rating available to me at the time I was rated.


I have been practicing in Clark County, Nevada, since February, 1999.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Family: 35%
    16 years, 770 cases
  2. Divorce / Separation: 25%
    16 years, 550 cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    16 years, 440 cases
  4. Child Support: 10%
    16 years, 220 cases
  5. Child Abuse: 10%
    16 years, 220 cases



Hourly ($325-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Brian E. Blackham

    I have had the pleasure of working opposite John on multiple cases. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, ethical, and quite humorous as well. I am happy to endorse John.


    Brian Blackham Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Eccles is one of the finest attorney in Las Vegas. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services.


    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McFarling Law Group

6230 West Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV, 89146


DCActive 200807/18/2014
NVAttorney Active199902/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Honorable MentionClark County Pro Bono Project2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyMcFarling Law Group2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyRoberts Stoffel Family Law Group2010 - 2013
Hearing Master Pro TemporeClark County Family Court2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyTrent, Tyrell & Phillips2007 - 2010
AttorneyHofland Eccles2004 - 2007
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and Paralegal StudiesLas Vegas College2003 - 2004
AttorneyHoward & Eccles2002 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2008 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2000 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the District of NevadaMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
McCarthy v. ApthorpChild support deferred to home state of Defendant

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Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarDivorce Litigation from start to finish2011
National Business Institute SeminarFamily Law from A to Z2010
National Business Institute SeminarYour Family Law Practice in the 21st Century2009
National Business Institute SeminarFamily Law Litigation [in Nevada]2008
Institute for Paralegal EducationDivorce 101 for Paralegals2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of ToledoCommunication, concentration in Public RelationsBA1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Divorce Litigation from start to finishDivorce Litigation from start to finish2011
Family Law from A to ZFamily Law from A to Z2010
Your Family Law Practice in the 21st CenturyYour Family Law Practice in the 21st Century2009
Family Law Litigation [in Nevada]Family Law Litigation [in Nevada]2008
Divorce 101 for ParalegalsDivorce 101 for Paralegals2008